Bold and Beautiful: This Short Film is Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Black Hair

Based on real conversations and events, PICK aims to challenge the stigma against Black women and natural hairstyles in mainstream media through artful fiction storytelling.

The film follows Alliyah, an 11-year-old girl who wears her afro to school for the first time on picture day, and is met with subtle racist comments and microaggressions. When it comes time to take her personal photo, Alliyah is faced with the decision of wearing her hair in its natural state or covering it up.

Filmmakers Alicia K. Harris and Rebeca Ortiz are currently fundraising for the production costs of the film in order to make it accessible to a wide audience and promote a more inclusive society. Learn more about PICK’s Kickstarter project and support here.